I originate from France and have been living in the UK since 1996. When I was a child, I massaged my mother who suffered from stress related muscular pain after long shifts as a nurse at the local hospital. She was amazed that my hands seemed to know what to do and eased her symptoms. Since I was her only child, I thought she was biased as I could do no wrong. I didn’t pay much attention to her praises and promptly forgot all about it.
Fast forward 30 years, my partner’s battle with Non Hodgkin Lymphoma and untimely death changed the course of my life forever. I had been working as a French teacher in a private school for girls in Oxfordshire. I decided to give up this secure job and all its benefits, in order to pursue a career as a massage therapist!
My experience with complimentary therapists and the compassion and kindness shown by them inspired me to train in the healing art of therapeutic massage which I intuitively related to.
When we are ill or simply out of balance, therapeutic massage can compliment conventional medicine and enhance quality of life. I personally witnessed the energising qualities complimentary therapies gave my partner when chemo was the only option on the table. It made life more bearable for both of us .
I am grateful to my mentor Ron Rieck who trained me at the College of Holistic Medicine in Glasgow, the amazing friends I have made along the way and the continual support and wisdom of my predecessor at the Natural Health Centre, Geoff Hardy, whose career spanned 30 years!